Arsenal Must Pass Old Trafford Test For Right To Win Title

On Sunday, Arsenal travel to Old Trafford with the best chance to beat Manchester United there they’ve ever had.

The trouble is, we’ve been saying that about Arsenal ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as Man United manager. Apart from an F.A Cup win, and one league win there during the fanless pandemic season, modern Arsenal has not experienced a landmark win at Old Trafford.

Arsenal sit first in the table, while Manchester United are eighth. Arsenal just beat Bournemouth 3 – 0, while United just lost 4 – 0 to Palace.

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However, this fixture does weird things to both teams. The Gunners should have won there twice in the last two seasons. Instead, they came away with a 2-2 draw and a 3-2 defeat having been in good positions.

Arsenal VS United at the Emirates produces wild games as well, with 3-2’s and 3-1’s galore. Mikel Arteta’s team don’t just travel to Manchester to play United on Sunday. They go there needing to win to give themselves a chance to win the league on the final day of the season. 

Old Trafford, with the title on the line … it doesn’t get much bigger than that. We have watched this young Arsenal team pass numerous tests over the past three seasons. This is the biggest one yet and everyone will be watching them.

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If they do what they’re supposed to do and claim a glorious victory, it still may not be enough. Arsenal are in an odd dual position of both leading and chasing Manchester City in the title race. They’re in first place but they’ve played a game more and need City to slip up at some point.

All they can do is make City keep fighting for it. We will see what this team is made of as the title race moves towards it’s conclusion over the weekend.